|Wolf Wittenberg 8June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Wolf (Velyl/Bill) Wittenberg was born in London, England in 1920. His father had tried to bring the family to America where he has established roots but found it impossible to get any further than England due to the First World War. As Wolf's father did not like England he moved the family to Lodz, Poland, where Wolf lived with his mother and three siblings in an aunt's house while his father tried to bring the family to America...
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|Rose Bergman 10Aug2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)|
Rose Bergman was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Rose, a former teacher, recounts growing up in Poland after the Holocaust, her years in Israel, and finally her immigration to and life in the United States. Rose describes how both her parents fled the Nazi advance into Poland by escaping into the Soviet Union, where they struggled to survive. She recounts how after the war her parents returned to Poland, taking up residency in Lodz - where Rose was bor...
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